Tag: telematics

Telematics as an interdisciplinary field encompasses telecommunications, vehicular technologies, road transportation, road safety, electrical engineering (sensors, instrumentation, wireless communications, etc.), and computer science (multimedia, Internet, etc.).

Maintaining Maintenance Focus

Maintaining Maintenance Focus

When it comes to maintenance, the basics still apply, says Curtis Dorwart, refuse product manager for Mack Trucks. “Don’t forget the basics! The life of a truck can be 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance.”

How the Latest Technology Improves the Industry’s Biggest Excavators

How the Latest Technology Improves the Industry’s Biggest Excavators

Since the mid-1950s, the Highway Trust Fund has been financing road construction and surface transportation projects, both new construction, and expansion and refurbishment of our aging highway infrastructure, its coffers filled by a federal fuel tax and other monetary transfers. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 established the Highway

Optimizing Maintenance Management Software

Optimizing Maintenance Management Software

Switching from a fragmented mix of spreadsheets and paper-based processes to specialized software to manage construction equipment maintenance and repairs can have a big impact on profitability for heavy civil construction companies. The most effective companies leverage software, sometimes referred to as a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), to hold

Project Profile: 6 Steps to Starting Maintenance Software

Switching from a fragmented mix of spreadsheets and paper-based processes to specialized software to manage construction equipment maintenance and repairs can have a big impact on profitability for heavy civil construction companies. The most effective companies leverage software, sometimes referred to as a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), to hold

To Simplify the Complex

To Simplify the Complex

While grading and excavating equipment continues to get better and better, the smart equipment, software, and systems that support this equipment and improve its safety, efficiency, and productivity are also getting better.

For the Control Freak

For the Control Freak

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

Editor’s Comments: New Realities

Editor’s Comments: New Realities

Today’s technology-enhanced heavy equipment can no longer be considered as solely dirt-moving tools. Evolving technology continues to morph the iron into directional mapping guides, quality control supervisors, communications portals, collectors of big data, and even job site decision-makers.

A Big Thing in a Small Package

A Big Thing in a Small Package

For years I’ve been fascinated with the progression and evolution of telematics packages in heavy equipment. First in individual pieces of iron, and then to include fleets and job sites. The bigger and more expansive the telematics, the better. Now another telematics device has captured my attention. But this isn’t

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TRANE
Trane Air-Fi wireless technology is available with carbon dioxide and occupancy sensing options. Customers can use one device to measure temperature, relative humidity, CO2, and occupancy status without the use of wires, resulting in lower installation costs, streamlined processes, and ease of operation. With Air-Fi wireless technology, installations can be

Call it “Machine Intelligence” – Totally Not Scary

Call it “Machine Intelligence” – Totally Not Scary

“Listen and understand. That terminator is out there, it can’t be bargained with, it can’t be reasoned with, it doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear, and it absolutely will not stop…EVER, until you are dead!” –Kyle Reese

That line is from the movie The Terminator. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic

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